(MARRAKESH, MOROCCO) -- Famed golfer Tony Jacklin will be designing two new golf courses in Morocco under his Jacklin Design Group banner. One of these projects, called the Bouskoura Golf City Resort, is located just 20 minutes from downtown Casablanca. The setting is a spectacular 220 hectare tract of land nestled in the picturesque Bouskoura Forest. The second course will be in Marrakesh.
The resort, close to the Casablanca Mohamed V International Airport, is being developed under the Prestigia luxury real estate brand which is operated by Addoha Group, Morocco's leading real estate conglomerate.
Besides a world-class, 18-hole Tony Jacklin Signature design course and golf academy, the resort of Bouskoura Golf City will offer different types of resort homes including unique stand alone villas with direct access to the golf course and stunning views of the forest, featuring their own private swimming pool and upscale apartments blending original architecture and modern comfort, as well as integrated amenities like commercial and leisure activities, educational activities, a first class hotel and spa and more.
"Jacklin design Group is delighted to be designing golf courses in Casablanca and Marrakesh with Prestigia," said Oliver Dury, sales and marketing director for Jacklin Design Group. " I truly believe Morocco will witness a significant growth in golf tourism over the next few years given the golf courses which are being built in natural surroundings close to the city centers which offer such a rich cultural experience and a vast number of other attractions,"
The golf course will be designed by Tony Jacklin in association with Martin & Stirling (golf course architects), and will be built on 65 hectares and will be a 6,423-meter long, par-72 course. The front nine is scheduled to open next summer and construction for the back nine is planned to start in late 2011 with a ready opening sometime in 2013.
Prestigia is the luxury real estate brand of Addoha Group, the leader in the real estate sector in Morocco since entering the real estate market in February 2009. Prestigia currently has seven major mixed-use real estate developments spanning the most sought after cities in Morocco, such as Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakech, and FÃ¨s, totaling 30,000 residential units.